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PROFILE | Rachel Hezel Rzayev

Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP | Law Practice Concentrating in Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.

Hezel-Rzayev - Buf AttorneyRachel Hezel Rzayev

726 Exchange Street, Suite 500
Buffalo, New York 14210
Phone: (716) 856-1700 ext. 397
Fax: (716) 856-2311

Areas of Practice:

Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, transactions utilizing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credit, and other tax-driven incentives.


  • Law School: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2007)
  • Graduate: New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation (2008)
  • Undergraduate: Wellesley College, B.A. (2003)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Professor Louis DelCotto Award for Taxation
  • Co-Executive Student Editor, ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development
  • Head Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review


  • ABA Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Board of Directors, Homeless Alliance of Western New York
  • Treasurer, Buffalo Wellesley Club

What I like to do outside of work:

I like walking through the woods, up mountains and past tall buildings.

Something else I think you should know about me:

I would like to visit all of the national parks in my lifetime.